Book Talk: Wanderers By Chuck Wendig

This just makes my mind boggle. Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers, profiled here and making the year-end lists everywhere else, DID NOT make the preliminary list for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

It took the author by surprise (See here: but readers can write in a vote before the list is finalized, and there’s a link on Wendig’s thoughts on the omission. If you read the book and hoped to make it your vote, write it in.

If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy or visit your library to put your name down on a hold list. (Winnipeg Public has 14 requests for the 5 copies they have in their collection.)

Unpaused Life

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Around page 534 of Wanderers, I made a rare status update while updating my Goodreads books. Holy Crap this book, I wrote making me begin another novel, something fun to overlap it and be the next read.  I continued reading the book, and when I turned the last page, I felt something rarely felt after the book closes-emotionally spent.

Wanderers tells an intricate story of humanity coming to an end. From a core cast of characters beginning with Shana Stewart, an aimless 18-year-old. We see the sleepwalking outbreak unfold. Nessie, her younger sister, gets up and begins sleepwalking, soon joined by a teacher in town, the seeds of the ‘flock’ beginning. Needles can’t penetrate their skin, no need to urinate or defecate; they walk towards some mysterious endpoint. Anyone attempting to restrain them, well, you have to read it to see the consequences of doing it. …

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